Date(s) - Thursday, November 15, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 15th @ 4pm at the Parkland Library
Meet Author Caren Bock as she reads from her book WINGS: Soar Through the Journey, which helps families learn how to communicate feelings associated with loss. Books will be available for purchase at the event and online prior to the event. Proceeds from the book will benefit Parkland Cares.
Please contact the Parkland Library at 954-757-4200 or click HERE to RSVP for this event
WINGS , models a conversation between the two friends, perhaps demonstrating for a child how to talk about love and loss, as Christopher anticipates the loss of Fuzzy. The title of the book “Soar through the Journey” reminds us that life is a journey, with many ups and downs. As adults who help guide young ones along their journey, this book gives us a tool to help children to reframe the lows and the losses into a normal process where we have the choice to suffer in silence through the challenges or choose to soar! Wings was written to open those doors of communication so families, friends, students and others will communicate those feelings.
The last pages depict 17 beautiful butterflies in a flowery meadow, symbolizing the 17 lives lost in the Parkland, Florida shooting on February 14, 2018. WINGS will serve as an invaluable tool for parents and professionals alike as they seek to make sense of the Parkland shooting and the generations-long grief and loss it leaves in its wake. The book was released 7 months after this tragedy on September 14, 2018.
Caren Bock, an uplifting and compassionate woman who has endured life, a Nationally recognized author, speaker, and leader is passionate about this book, WINGS, she states she “has traveled through many of her own journeys. I am hopeful in sharing this beautifully written story with many paralleled meanings it brings hope, love, strength and faith to many!” Her dedication and passion for healthcare and for the community inspired her to revision of Wings and donate proceeds to Parkland Cares.
“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” – Unknown